Digital Hollywood and The Sandbox Partner to Accelerate the Creator Economy through Human Resource Development
Companies will present collaborative creator economy seminar on July 9, 2022 and Digital Hollywood will offer new courses for voxel artists and game makers
TOKYO and HONG KONG – 1 July 2022 – Digital Hollywood, a school for human resource development in IT and digital content, has partnered with The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, to hold a seminar on July 9 to commemorate the partnership. Digital Hollywood Studio will offer new courses in Japan to train voxel artists and game makers to prepare them to create content in The Sandbox.
The seminar, titled "First Steps in the Creator Economy of The Sandbox," will feature The Sandbox COO Sebastian Borget and other speakers. The creator economy in the title refers to the emerging digital economy that allows creators to earn revenue from their creations in platforms such as The Sandbox.
Digital Hollywood believes that The Sandbox’s business model, which allows users to participate in platform development and monetization, will resonate with many current students and graduates, and that the creative skills they have acquired can be leveraged to create quality games and assets on the popular platform. With The Sandbox surpassing three million registered users and over 300 brand partners developing LANDs in the metaverse, the demand for new content is constantly increasing. The two companies hope that The Sandbox will accelerate the creator economy and that many creators will be able to live their own lives in a metaverse free to create and own a digital identity where they can be appreciated for their skills without being bound by their gender, age, or nationality.
Digital Hollywood will jointly develop a new course to train game makers and voxel artists to create in The Sandbox. The course will be offered at Digital Hollywood Studio starting in September 2022. In addition, a competition will be held for the students of this course, and the winners will be eligible to join the Creator's Fund established by The Sandbox, which will provide funding and various other support for their production activities.
“This collaboration with The Sandbox and our jointly held courses will allow creators in the metaverse to emerge as an important part of a new digital society,” said Digital Hollywood’s President Tomoyuki Sugiyama. “At Digital Hollywood Studio, we have been teaching important creative skills and I am happy to see that many of our graduates are leading lives that are uniquely their own. In the future, we will need more skills to work in the metaverse from anywhere in the world.”
“The Sandbox is a platform expressly designed to unlock the potential of creators, and we strongly welcome our collaboration with Digital Hollywood to help talented Japanese creators get started building content for our open metaverse,” said Sebastien Borget, Co-Founder and COO of The Sandbox. “I look forward to sharing my thoughts on how creativity can lead to a career in the emerging new digital economy during our seminar.”
About The Sandbox Creator Economy Seminar at Digital Hollywood Tokyo Campus
While the concept of metaverse has been talked about a lot, many people still have never actually experienced it. Sebastian Borget, COO of The Sandbox, and six creators who earn SAND tokens, the platform's currency, by creating content will speak at the seminar. The creators include voxel artists such as Ven Mashu, TomGlasses, and Tomosan and game creators including hatomame, Sho, and Tanaka Sato. They will cover information about creators who are part of The Sandbox Creators Fund, including compensation, collaborative production, and the prospects for the Japanese community. Demonstrations of 3D character and game creation using development tools will also be given. For more information or to attend the free event on July 9, please visit https://bit.ly/sandbox0709 (Japanese only).
About Digital Hollywood Studio
Digital Hollywood Studio is based on the concept of an "unprecedented learning studio," with a dedicated learning system (Digital Hollywood Studio’s dedicated LMS: Any) for "learning what you want, when you want, where you want, in your own way," and a unique evaluation system that allows students to check their own level of understanding in detail. We also have face-to-face support to solve problems based on the purpose of the course, and an environment that allows various connections to be made.
In addition, in order to enable the establishment of a Digital Hollywood Studio in a way that is specialized to the region in which the store is located, we have packaged the educational know-how and methods that we have built up over the 27 years since the establishment of Digital Hollywood based on our many achievements, and offer them on a license basis to our business partners throughout the country.
Digital Hollywood Studio has a wide range of students from different generations, including young people, housewives, people aiming for a new job, and people who plan to become independent or freelance in the future.
Click here for a list of Digital Hollywood locations: https://school.dhw.co.jp/school/
About The Sandbox
The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent growth of virtual real estate demand, having partnered with major IPs and brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO, CryptoKitties, and more. Building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit www.sandbox.game and follow the regular updates on Twitter, Medium, and Discord.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise, Notre Game, and TinyTap. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 340 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.